- Water covers 70,9% of the Earth's surface
- Only 3% of water on Earth is freshwater
- Just one third of the 3% is accessible to humans (the rest is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps)
- Most of what is accessible is underground and only 0,3% is surface water
Within the next fifty years, the world population will increase by 50 %. We are clearly facing a water crisis.
Today 1,1 billion people lack access to water and 2,6 billion lack adequate sanitation services. However, the water crisis is not limited to people, it affects the environment also, which in turn affects our well-being and chance for survival.
- More than half of the world’s wetlands have been lost
- Most of the world’s largest rivers are drying up
WWF’s Water Tour
WWF helps governments, companies and all of us to make choices that ensure people and nature have enough water.
The Water Tour is a road show that promotes the wise use of water in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2011-2012 the Water Tour is making over 20 stops in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
The goal is to raise awareness of freshwater issues and the importance of our water footprint.
In an effort to engage the business, WWF is also piloting industry round tables and seminars on water stewardship in the region.
WWF would like to thank The Coca-Cola Foundation
for their generous grant to fund the Water Tour.